Benefits of Turmeric

I love turmeric. It adds so much spice and it’s extremely beneficial.

Turmeric comes from the same family as the ginger root. Turmeric is one of the most versatile spices. It has almost a sweet and tangy taste.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

1. Anti-Cancer Properties

Turmeric has potential anti-cancer properties. The main ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. According to a study conducted by UCLA, curcumin was found to block the growth of cancer by inhibiting cell signaling between cancer cells (UCLA).

2. Antioxidant

Antioxidants are important because they fight and neutralize cancer causing free radicals. Turmeric also improves skin complexion, acne and blemishes.

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3. Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric is especially important for healthy joint function. This is important for people with rheumatoid arthritis. The anti-inflammatory properties help with aiding in healthy skeletal system as well.

4. Eye Health

Turmeric works to keep eyes healthy by reducing oxidation of the lens proteins which is the source of cataracts.

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5. Liver Function

Turmeric can increase detoxification enzymes which help to eliminate toxins. Turmeric also helps to increase the livers ability to decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol.

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6. Blood Function

Turmeric effects the blood by improving circulation, promoting blood formation, and purifying the blood.

7. Cardiovascular and Blood Sugar Effects

Turmeric helps to decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol which can decrease heart attack and stroke risks. Turmeric can also aid in keeping blood sugar balanced.

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8. Digestive System

Turmeric promotes a healthy digestive system by pushing out toxins.

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9. Weight Loss and Management

Turmeric stimulates bile flow. Bile helps “digest” fats, which is helpful in weight loss and weight management.

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Tips:

Curcumin has poor bioavailability so it’s needed in high doses. Thus, a supplement is best. Always buy certified organic supplements with a vegetable capsule.

You can add turmeric to your food, it’s best to use raw turmeric.

Also when cooking anything, you lose nutrients so you can always add fresh raw turmeric to your juice 🙂

Check out my favorite turmeric recipe by clicking the picture below. 🙂

Turmeric Recipe

 

Source:

http://applesanddoctors.com/healing-herbs-spices/turmeric.html

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-turmeric

http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/cancerresearchnews/2011/UCLAStudyTurmeric

Drew Canole

Drew Canole

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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.

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